Chris Tillman (shoulder) scattered eight hits, six runs (four earned) and one walk over five innings in Thursday's rehab start for High-A Frederick.
He added two strikeouts while throwing 48 of his 71 pitches for strikes. Obviously the results weren't there for Tillman, but the right-hander said his shoulder felt good and that's all that matters. He's tentatively expected to return against the Red Sox Tuesday at Fenway Park.
Cody Allen gave up three hits but managed to avoid allowing any runs in earning his fifth save Thursday against the Astros.
It's a dance Allen knows well, as he's always seemingly one pitch away from disaster. The good news for the right-hander is that he usually escapes unharmed, as he did Thursday when a Jose Altuve leadoff single was erased after Altuve was caught stealing and, despite two more singles that put runners at first and third with one out, he got out of the jam with a popout and a strikeout. Through nine outings, Allen has a 1.00 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 18 strikeouts to one walk.
Travis Jankowski may have a hairline fracture in his injured foot.
Jankowski was placed on the DL with a bruised right foot earlier this week. Even if Jankowski does have a hairline fracture, it won't alter his rehab plans. He'll be in a walking boot for at least another week and remains out indefinitely.
The Padres will hold a private workout with Cuban outfielder Luis Robert on Friday.
The workout will be held in the Dominican Republic. Robert worked out for the Reds on Tuesday and has also been scouted by the Athletics. He'll be free to sign with a team of his choosing beginning on May 20. The 19-year-old slashed .314/.409/.467 during his four seasons in the Cuban National Series.
Sean Manaea (shoulder) will play catch on Friday.
Manaea left Wednesday's start due to shoulder tightness but he's hoping he won't have to miss any time. The A's have an off day on Monday, which would allow them to skip Manaea's turn if he isn't ready by Tuesday. The left-hander holds an underwhelming 5.18 ERA over five starts this year.
Andrew Toles' single knocked in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as the Dodgers topped the Giants 5-1 on Thursday.
The Dodgers went on to score three more times in the frame, with the last of the runs coming on a bases-loaded walk. Toles' hit came in his second at-bat after he came off the bench. He's been dropped from the leadoff spot and is losing playing time with his average down to .207.
Julio Urias was effective in his 2017 debut, allowing one run over 5 2/3 innings against the Dodgers.
He walked four, though the last of those was intentional. It was the one before, a four-pitch walk to Brandon Belt, that helped cost him his chance at a win. He went on to make an errant pickoff throw, putting Belt on third, and he gave up an RBI single to Christian Arroyo to tie the game at 1-1. Still, Urias gave the Dodgers pretty much what they should have been hoping for, and they went to win in extra innings.
Matt Moore limited the Dodgers to one run and two hits over seven innings in a no-decision Thursday.
This makes two good starts and three bad ones from Moore, who never has found much in the way of consistency as a major leaguer. He'll have mixed-league value in the end, but he'll probably continue to frustrate along the way.